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Robert Plant: 'Previous Led Zeppelin Reunions Were Foul'

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has said that he has nothing but bad memories about the bands previous reunion shows.

Speaking ahead of the band's one-off show at the O2 Arena in London next Monday (December 10th), Plant described their show at Live Aid in 1985 as a "fucking atrocity" and their performance at Atlantic Records' 40th Birthday in 1988 as "foul."

Despite his bad memories, the band have rehearsed a meticulous two hour set list for Monday's show.

The concert, which attracted over 1 million applicants for just 20,000 tickets, is being held in tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records.

"I'm humbled by the way the people have responded," Plant told the Sun, "because there's a billion people who'd like a hit at what they'd most like to do in life."

Monday's line-up will feature Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – the band's original drummer.

From: GIGWISE.COM

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October xx, 1968 - Led Zeppelin is recorded
October 19, 1968 - Final performance as the New Yardbirds
October 31, 1969 - Led Zeppelin II is released in the US
October 17, 1969 - Bonham is thrilled to play Carnegie Hall where Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa have performed
October 23, 1970 - Led Zeppelin III is released in the US
October xx, 1970 - The press lash out at the band over the Led Zeppelin III acoustic content
October xx, 1971 - Page and Plant venture around Thailand and India after the Japan tour
October 18, 1972 - Zeppelin rehearse at the Rainbow Theater for a UK tour
October xx, 1973 - Each member performs an individual film sequence for their concept film
October 31, 1974 - Swan Song hosts a party for the launch of its UK division
October xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin decide not to tour and concentrate on recording new material
October 20, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same premieres at New York’s Cinema One
October xx, 1977 - Jimmy starts assembling a Led Zeppelin live album from recordings as far back as 1969
October xx, 1978 - Jones and Bonham record with Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
October xx, 1978 - Rehearsals for In Through The Out Door in London
October xx, 1979 - All nine Led Zeppelin albums enter the Billboards Top 200 -- no other band has ever achieved this
October 10, 1980 - A private funeral is held for John Bonham at Rushock church in Worcestershire
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